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Migrant Farm Worker Clinic Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-0040

Scope and content note

The collection consists of one box of textual records in English and Spanish pertaining to health awareness and outreach to the migrant farm worker community by the Connecticut Area Health Education Center at the UConn Health Center. Included are books, 3-ring binders, spiral bound booklets, and loose sheets and pamphlets.

Dates

  • 1999-2010

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Library and the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

Since the early 2000s the UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic have annually provided between 300 and 600 migrant farm workers with primary care screenings, oral health screenings, distribution of medications for mild and self-limited conditions, as well as preventive health education. The University of Connecticut (UConn) and the Connecticut Area Health Education Centers (CT AHEC) Program provids service to migrant farm workers to overcome barriers to health care by conducting medical and dental screenings on site at farm worker barracks free of charge. The UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinics operate annually from June to October offering diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of conditions, both acute and chronic.

Extent

1.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

The Migrant Farm Worker Clinic Records consist of reproduced health information literature used for distribution at various farms throughout Connecticut which employ migrant laborers. The collection documents the advocacy of health awareness espoused by the clinic as an organization as well as the volunteers, staff and physicians who operate it.

Provenance and Acquisition

These records were obtained by the Migrant Farm Worker Clinic Office which is operated by Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and in collaboration with the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to human rights issues. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Separated materials

The following titles associated with this collection have been cataloged:

Dickson, Murray. Donde no hay dentista. Berkeley, CA: Hesperian, 2005.

Dickson, Murray. Where There Is No Dentist. Berkeley, CA: Hesperian, 2009.

Mayer, Gloria & Kuklierus, Ann. What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick. California: Institute for Healthcare Advancement, 2002.

Reigart, J. Routt & Roberts, James R. Reconocimiento y Manejo de los Envenenamientos por Pesticidas. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1999.

Werner, David. Donde no hay doctor. Berkeley, CA: Hesperian, 2010.

Title
Migrant Farm Worker Clinic Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2013 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
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